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Cryusaki

SFML 1.6 still a choice?

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Cryusaki    510
So I tried setting up SFML 2.0 with Codeblocks but I just can't seem to get it to work, I spent all day trying and I kept coming up with error and lack of a good tutorial would just be learning hell
Then I tried SFML 1.6 and I got everything working fine and I can easily find tutorials over the internet, it just seems like the easier option but it is the older option
Is SFML 1.6 too outdated to use and I should try and get SFML 2.0 to work or is SFML 1.6 fine to use?

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jbadams    25675
If you're happy with SFML 1.6 and it has the features you're after there's no reason you shouldn't continue to use it -- it isn't going to suddenly stop working, and it's reasonably stable with no major bugs. It's not overly old, but you'll obviously be missing the new features added to SFML 2.

Alternatively you could see if you can get help with your problems with SFML 2 -- but yes, SFML 1.6 is still usable.

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Serapth    6671
The differences between SFML 1.6 and 2.0 aren't all that massive. If you wrote a game in 1.6 you could probably do 80% of the conversion work with a simple cut and paste.

If I could make a recommendation, but a level of abstraction between your io handling code ( keyboard, mouse, that kind of stuff ), as this is the area that has changed the most.

Also 1.6 has a nasty bug with ATI cards, and its a shame the developer never bothered fixing it.

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